If you’re planning on moving sometime this year but have a versatile moving date, you may be wondering when the best time is to move. The truth is that there isn't actually a single best time of year. The best time depends on a number of factors specific to your personal situation. Of course, a lot of moves are made at the behest of a new employer. But if you do have some control over when you go, here are some things to consider:

Do you have school aged kids?

Most people with school aged kids prefer to move during summer vacation. This means their kids will not be missing any school at all. It also means their kids do not have to awkwardly be the new kid in school late in the school year.

But did you know that you may be able to pull your child out a little early and have them promoted to the next grade without having to transfer them to a new school? This can give your family a few extra weeks to get moved and settled in. It can also mean that you can arrange to leave before the mover's busy season.

You will need to talk to the school your children are currently attending in order to find out the earliest date they can be considered "graduated." Then you can coordinate your schedule from there. Even if they will only grant you a few days, it can reduce the stress of moving to have that extra leeway.

Are you looking for a bargain?

Summer is the busy season for moving companies. This means things are often booked up well in advance and prices are at their highest. If you don't reserve a moving van or service early, you may not be able to get what you need. Even if you do, you will be paying a premium.

Moving during the winter can get you a price cut and make it easier to get whatever moving services you need. If you have flexibility on when to go, but a tight budget, consider making your move in the off peak season of the winter months.

One of the great things about modern life is the ability to research things well in advance and easily start a personal file of vital information. Doing the legwork ahead of time can help you find your personal best moving time, no matter the details of your circumstances.

Author's Bio: 

Dixie Somers is a freelance writer and blogger for business, home, and family niches. Dixie lives in Phoenix, Arizona, and is the proud mother of three beautiful girls and wife to a wonderful husband.